It s Every Monkey For Themselves

As soon as I got off the bus, everyone stopped and stared. It was like a scene in a Western movie when the newcomer walks into town.

It s Every Monkey For Themselves

Author: Vanessa Woods

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741159520

Page: 335

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Aiming to put as much distance as she could between herself and a dysfunctional relationship, Vanessa Woods left her Pleasantville life in the leafy but safe suburbs of Canberra and headed for the remote, wild and distinctly unsafe jungles of Costa Rica. She had a research job, a contract with Disney Channel and would spend the year working with a small community of dedicated like-minded scientific souls researching the behaviour of capuchin monkeys while making a documentary about Costa Rican wildlife. Or so she thought. As it turned out, Vanessa's housemates in the monkey house didn't appreciate her Australian sense of humour, she was stung so often by wasps and killer bees she developed a lethal allergy, and the monkeys were evasive, mean and aggressive - with the only difference between them and her housemates being that at least she could tell her housemates apart. Over the course of a wild, bruising and tumultuous year that can most accurately be characterized as Dian Fossey meets Big Brother, Vanessa learned that not all monkeys - or people - are alike, that friendship can be more important than sex, and that sometimes it takes a brush with death and an abscess the size of a melon on your head to make you realise that being pretty isn't always enough. This is a story of love, loss, bitter rivalry and vicious battles - and that's just the monkeys.

Storytelling Apes

afternoon, their playmates, and their mothers' milk, in the enchanted forest.12 ... narrated in It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True Story of Sex, Love, ...

Storytelling Apes

Author: Mary Sanders Pollock

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271067667

Page: 272

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The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote areas on earth. There are, for example, the chimpanzees of Tanzania, whose social and family interactions Jane Goodall has studied for decades; the mountain gorillas of the Virungas, chronicled first by George Schaller and then later, more obsessively, by Dian Fossey; various species of monkeys (Indian langurs, Kenyan baboons, and Brazilian spider monkeys) studied by Sarah Hrdy, Shirley Strum, Robert Sapolsky, Barbara Smuts, and Karen Strier; and finally the orangutans of the Bornean woodlands, whom Biruté Galdikas has observed passionately. Humans are, after all, storytelling apes. The narrative urge is encoded in our DNA, along with large brains, nimble fingers, and color vision, traits we share with lemurs, monkeys, and apes. In Storytelling Apes, Mary Sanders Pollock traces the development and evolution of primatology field narratives while reflecting upon the development of the discipline and the changing conditions within natural primate habitat. Like almost every other field primatologist who followed her, Jane Goodall recognized the individuality of her study animals: defying formal scientific protocols, she named her chimpanzee subjects instead of numbering them, thereby establishing a trend. For Goodall, Fossey, Sapolsky, and numerous other scientists whose works are discussed in Storytelling Apes, free-living primates became fully realized characters in romances, tragedies, comedies, and never-ending soap operas. With this work, Pollock shows readers with a humanist perspective that science writing can have remarkable literary value, encourages scientists to share their passions with the general public, and inspires the conservation community.

Motivating Change Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Scientists rarely discuss their work in a 'warts and all' way, ... Woods' It's Every Monkey For Themselves (Woods, 2007) is an exposé of life at a monkey ...

Motivating Change  Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Author: Robert Crocker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113504385X

Page: 472

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Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and urban systems, the essays in this book are from many disciplines, including architecture, urban design, industrial design and engineering, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, waste management and public policy. Aimed especially at designers and architects, Motivating Change explores the diversity of current approaches to change, and the multiple ways in which behaviour can be understood as an enactment of values and beliefs, standards and habitual practices in daily life, and more broadly in the urban environment.

Growing Up Asian in Australia

His fiction has appeared in Westerly, Peril and Visible Ink. He is writing ... is the author of the travel memoir It's Every Monkey for Themselves (2007), ...

Growing Up Asian in Australia

Author: Alice Pung

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458798682

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Asian - Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by award - winning author Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. These are not predictable tales of food, festivals and traditional dress. The food is here in all its steaming glory - but listen more closely to the dinner - table chatter and you might be surprised by what you hear. Here are tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one's feet. A young Cindy Pan vows to win every single category of Nobel Prize. Tony Ayres blows a kiss to a skinhead and lives to tell the tale. Benjamin Law has a close encounter with some angry Australian fauna, and Kylie Kwong makes a moving pilgrimage to her great - grandfather's Chinese village. Here are well - known authors and exciting new voices, spanning several generations and drawn from all over Australia. In sharing their stories, they show us what it is really like to grow up Asian, and Australian. Contributors include: Shaun Tan, Jason Yat - Sen Li, John So, Annette Shun Wah, Quan Yeomans, Jenny Kee, Anh Do, Khoa Do, Caroline Tran and many more.

Chimpanzee Culture Wars

... I should study the laboratory of his academic adversary Frans de Waal. ... her book It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True Story of Sex, Love, ...

Chimpanzee Culture Wars

Author: Nicolas Langlitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691204268

Page: 352

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The first ethnographic exploration of the contentious debate over whether nonhuman primates are capable of culture In the 1950s, Japanese zoologists took note when a number of macaques invented and passed on new food-washing behaviors within their troop. The discovery opened the door to a startling question: Could animals other than humans share social knowledge—and thus possess culture? The subsequent debate has rocked the scientific world, pitting cultural anthropologists against evolutionary anthropologists, field biologists against experimental psychologists, and scholars from Asia against their colleagues in Europe and North America. In Chimpanzee Culture Wars, the first ethnographic account of the battle, anthropologist Nicolas Langlitz presents first-hand observations gleaned from months spent among primatologists on different sides of the controversy. Langlitz travels across continents, from field stations in the Ivory Coast and Guinea to laboratories in Germany and Japan. As he compares the methods and arguments of the different researchers he meets, he also considers the plight of cultural primatologists as they seek to document chimpanzee cultural diversity during the Anthropocene, an era in which human culture is remaking the planet. How should we understand the chimpanzee culture wars in light of human-caused mass extinctions? Capturing the historical, anthropological, and philosophical nuances of the debate, Chimpanzee Culture Wars takes us on an exhilarating journey into high-tech laboratories and breathtaking wilderness, all in pursuit of an answer to the question of the human-animal divide.

Deception in Selection

Wiles, A. (1988), 'Lying: its inconstant value'. Southern Journal of Philosophy, 26, 275–84. Woods, W. (2007), It's Every Monkey for Themselves: A True ...

Deception in Selection

Author: Max A. Eggert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317153995

Page: 198

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The latest research suggests that 33% of people lie deliberately to achieve employment. The costs of mis-hires are significant in terms of management time, selection and reselection costs and potential legal costs. There are 101 opportunities for applicants to economize with the truth, exaggerate or simply lie, both on their CV and at interview. They may be desperate in a competitive job market; they may think that exaggeration is an expected part of the process or they just rely on the fact that many employers still fail to make the most rudimentary of checks of what they are told. Max Eggert’s Deception in Selection will help you, the recruiter, to understand how and why candidates deceive. The book examines proven techniques and tactics to balance the interview game, to restore equity in the face of the clever approaches that sophisticated candidates bring to the interview. Although there is no foolproof way of identifying deception, you can, with practice, become amazingly accurate if there is a commitment to master the basics. The object of this book is to learn how to detect more effectively the fabrications that candidates present in selection situations that would have a direct adverse effect on their performance in the job. Reading it will encourage you to look at lying and truth telling in a new light and discover how pervasively lies and self-deception influence selection decisions. This is a must read guide from a best-selling business author for all those who participate in the selection process.

What s Next

VANESSA WOODS, author of It's Every Monkey for Themselves. is an awardwinning journalist. She has a double degree in biology and English from the University ...

What s Next

Author: Max Brockman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030745665X

Page: 256

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Will climate change force a massive human migration to the Northern Rim? How does our sense of morality arise from the structure of the brain? What does the latest research in language acquisition tells us about the role of culture in the way we think? What does current neurological research tell us about the nature of time? This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors—some of the most brilliant young scientists working today—provide not only an introduction to their cutting-edge research, but discuss the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of their work. With essays covering fields as diverse as astrophysics, paleoanthropology, climatology, and neuroscience, What's Next? is a lucid and informed guide to the new frontiers of science.

From Bags to Blenders

Me: 'Excuse me; this monkey has a limb missing.' Monkey: 'Man, they've gone cannibal. This is America – it's every monkey for himself!

From Bags to Blenders

Author: Gordon Black

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785782118

Page: 160

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This is a book about success and how to achieve it. While there are many books about eminent retailers, From Bags to Blenders tells the story from a different angle – from the point of view of a supplier. Gordon Black’s career at Peter Black spanned over 40 years. He led a team with his brother which built a substantial business with sales of approximately £300 million and 3,000 employees. His revealing book faces up to the difficulties of supplying retailers today, and contrasts that with the close and fruitful relationship the Blacks enjoyed in the 1980s and 1990s with their main customer, Marks & Spencer. This fascinating and amusing book explains why the biggest challenge in building a successful company is the development of a culture of teamwork and passion for the business while, at the same time, avoiding arrogance and taking advice from those with experience. In Gordon’s opinion, exiting a business is as big a challenge as building a business. He pinpoints the different options and the pitfalls to be avoided, and emphasises the need for first-class products: ‘You can have the most modern factories and the best systems, but, without the right product, you’re dead!’

Belgravia

Having reduced the human to its lowest , they call the monkey human and add ' brute ' besides ! The truth is , as the wise of all times have pointed out ...

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The Eclectic Magazine

... he imitates each fashion , stare " -Hood . And malice is his ruling passion . The poets ' apes — under which name And yet , when the monkey itself sugI ...

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Eclectic Magazine

... he imitates each fashion , stare " -Hood . And malice is his ruling passion . The poets ' apes — under which name And yet , when the monkey itself sugI ...

Eclectic Magazine

Author: John Holmes Agnew

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The Eclectic review vol 1 New 8th

I immediately ordered every man to his post , and continued advancing . ... hundred monkeys , swinging themselves from tree to tree , twisting their long ...

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The Living Age

From Sharpe's Magazine . himself , and made shift to cut his own throat . ... Of all monkeys it may be said , with leave plenty of gloves on the ground ...

The Living Age

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Littell s Living Age

From Sharpe's Magazine . himself , and made shift to cut his own throat . ... No monkey he commonly singled out as fittest for his use ; and has any sense ...

Littell s Living Age

Author: Eliakim Littell

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Household Words

self at the spot where he first beheld him . monkeys were not to be caught . ... On every themselves ; they got hold of his arms bough , on every inch of ...

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Our Dumb Animals

The whole monkey rabble , following their leader , were on the ground almost as soon as he ; then as many as could ranged themselves on each side of the ...

Our Dumb Animals

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